Seeking to put God’s love into action, This is Living Ministries disciples those affected by incarceration and addiction with Biblical Principles. Teaching them how to live out these principles in their own home, church, workplace, and community.
Women with a heart to see lives restored met as a group of jail ministry volunteers. We all felt passionate about helping women after incarceration. As we were seeking to find resources for them, we realized there was a huge need for housing, training, clothing, and spiritual formation. With a recidivism rate of 86% in our local county jail and those of the surrounding rural counties, we decided to turn our vision into a mission.
Meet the Team
But my life means nothing to me. My only goal is to finish the race. I want to complete the work the Lord Jesus has given me. He wants me to tell others about the good news of God’s grace. -Acts 20:24
Founder & Executive Director
Lindsay Holloway lived a life of addiction and incarceration for over 8 years. Since being set free from these life-controlling issues, she is driven to shine a light to lead people to Jesus’ transformative love. She has been sharing her testimony and serving in ministry for over 8 years in jails, prisons, schools, and churches. While serving in the Putnam County Jail Ministry for Life Church as the Women’s Leader, she and other volunteers felt God calling them to do more. Out of this stirring, Lindsay, her husband Derek, and other volunteers began a connect group at Life Church to disciple men and women coming out of incarceration and addiction. Next, Lindsay founded This is Living Ministries, a 501(c)3 organization that offers a 12-month re-entry residential home for women coming out incarceration from the Tennessee Department of Corrections, and currently serves as the executive director in Cookeville, TN. She also partners with other nonprofits such as the Beacon Center of Tennessee, ERLC, and Prison Fellowship as an advocacy speaker for criminal justice reform policies. One of her passions is to remove the barriers for those coming out of incarceration to have a real second chance. She lives in Baxter, TN with her husband, Derek, who is an ordained minister, singer, and musician, and their daughter Morgan Holloway. Together they own One Son's Carpentry and Woodworking.
Chairman of the Board/ Secretary of the Board
Leslie Scott is a Middle Tennessee native, military spouse, and mother of 2 adult children. She works as a real estate broker with The Realty Firm in Cookeville Tennessee. Leslie has held many volunteer positions including teaching children in Sunday School, jail ministry, and military family readiness.
Co-Treasurer/ Newsletter Editor
Rose is the owner of two businesses, Alvina Business Services, a full-service bookkeeping practice, and Emerald Rose Productions, aka: The Drone Lady, a commercial videography/photography business in Cookeville. She has served on numerous boards throughout the years as well as helped several non-profits and churches with their books. Rose and her husband were specialized foster parents for 11 years and helped raise over 55 children during that time. They have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Both Rose and her husband are also actively involved in jail ministry through Life Church.
Member of the Board
Linda Vickers is married to Richard Vickers and lives in Cookeville, TN. They have three children and 5 grandchildren. She attends Life Church where she has volunteered with the Jail Ministry for 3 years, and she has ministered to women recovering from addiction for 8 years. In the past, Linda served, alongside her husband, as a deacon’s wife in two different churches for 16 years. She has also lead a nursing home ministry, taught in children’s church, and has been a volunteer for Teen Challenge and Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Linda and Richard have owned and operated L & R Cleaning Service in Cookeville TN for 18 years.
Member of the Board/ Fundraising Committee Chair
Kayla Richter was born and raised in Cookeville, TN and is an affiliate broker with The Realty Firm. She has a beautiful son. Kayla attends and volunteers for This is Living, a small group of those coming out of incarceration and addiction, at Life Church. Kayla is looking forward to serving as a board member of This Is Living Ministry.
Casey Clark Jackson
Member of the Board
Casey Clark Jackson has lived in the Cookeville area since 2002. She works full time for Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity as their ReStore Director and is also a small business bookkeeper. She and her husband also own Repair Ninja in Cookeville. Casey is passionate about this ministry and excited to contribute to the growth of these smart, capable women.